|Place||Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Ambon, Pulau|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Netherlands East Indies: Ambon, Pulau|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Landing Ship Tanks (LST) 699 and 655 landing troops, equipment and supplies on Ambon Island. ...
Landing Ship Tanks (LST) 699 and 655 landing troops, equipment and supplies on Ambon Island. Ambon was captured by the Japanese forces in February 1942 and the Australian barracks at Tan Tui became a prisoner of war (POW) camp for the remainder of the Australian forces on the Island. Australian naval forces entered Ambon Harbour on 10 September 1945, recovered 302 Australian POWs, and liberated the local population from Japanese occupation.